kind of self-explanatory, right? We seem to have some impressive thread-wrappers that lurk around this board. let's try to keep your "first booger" posts at a minimum.
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By ScottP
#592417
Wile E Muddler

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Tried to keep it to one animal, but the head had me stumped; coyotes eat deer so that sorta closes the loop. Weight, either wrapped shank/conehead optional.

hook - TMC 5623 6
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail - coyote tail
body - coyote underfur
undercollar - coyote guard hairs (debating whether this is really necessary since it gets covered by the deer hair)
collar/head - mule deer spun/clipped

mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark, wrap back to bend

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cut out some coyote tail, even tips, measure (shank length), tie in, trim, cover with thread

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create a loop, insert underfur, spin, wrap body

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give it a good scrubbing (velcro'd popsicle stick here)

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cut out some more fur from the tail, even tips, measure (tips to hook point), loose wrap to allow it to encircle hook; tie down/trim

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clean, stack, measure (tips to hook point) a clump of deer, tie in with 2 soft loops, spin; pack

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trim tips of another clump, repeat; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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flip fly over, set razor blade on hook eye and push straight back

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rough cut

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final trim

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By nicklenuts
#592456
This one is a mainstay in my box. Love it. Also check out Garfields Sirloin. Similar but he likes to use a rusty brown chenile body with coyote over that. Great fly.
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By brownsville
#592476
ScottP wrote:Thanks. The biots create a hotspot, I believe. I was going to make one in pink, too, but the biots I have in that color are crap; used cerise Uni-stretch instead and it turned out okay.
I have a present from yurp for you Scott, drop me an address

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By ScottP
#592482
brownsville wrote:I have a present from yurp for you Scott, drop me an address

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Much appreciated; worth it just for the name alone.
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By ScottP
#592483
Swanson's Bitchin' Bugger

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I absoluckinfutely hate weaving chenille; next one will be yarn.

hook - TMC 5263 #4
underbody - non-tox .030
thread - UTC 140 black
tail - marabou
flash - Krustal Flash pearl
feelers/legs/antennae - medium rubber white
abdomen - chenille orange/black (woven)
thorax - chenille black
hackle - grizzly dyed orange

mash barb, wrap front half of hook with non-tox, coat with Super Glue; start thread, wrap to bend

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measure (hook shank) 2 marabou feathers; tie in, trim butts

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tie in KF, wrap back to bend

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tie in feelers on either side

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tie in chenille, weave to 50% mark; tie off, trim orange

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add legs, tie in a length of thread at the 50% mark and let it hang back

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prep hackle, tie in

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wrap chenille between legs, up to head; tie off/trim

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take a few turns of hackle at the head, then wrap back to 50% mark

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capture tip with the thread tag, then forward through the hackle; tie off/trim

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whip, SHHAN; trim KF, feelers/legs

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By ScottP
#592555
Garfield's Sirloin

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nicklenuts wrote:Also check out Garfields Sirloin. Similar but he likes to use a rusty brown chenile body with coyote over that.
Took the suggestion and checked it out. Cool fly; love the Hi-Tie wing. Didn't have any rusty brown chenille, so I subbed olive.

hook - TMC 5623 4
underbody - non-tox .030
thread - UTC 140 tan
tail/wing - coyote tail
body - chenille olive
collar/head - mule deer spun/clipped


cover shank from point to 2/3 mark with non-tox, brush on a little Super Glue; start thread and wrap to bend

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clean, even tips, measure (2/3 shank) a clump of coyote; tie in/trim butts

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tie in chenille, wrap to 1/3 mark; tie down but don't trim

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clean, even tips, measure (even with tail) another clump; tie in/trim

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wrap chenille forward, tie off/don't trim; leave a little room at the front for wing #2

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one more time with the wing

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finish off the body

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clean, stack, measure (tips to point) a clump of deer hair; tie in with 2 soft loops, spin, pack

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trim tips of another clump, repeat

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room for one more; half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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flip fly over, set razor blade on hook eye and push straight back

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taking shape

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all done

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By ScottP
#592578
ak_powder_monkey wrote:
ScottP wrote:Swanson's Bitchin' Bugger


I absoluckinfutely hate weaving chenille; next one will be yarn.
says the king of foam :cool
Fixed that (although the stuff is the aunty-thesis of foam)
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By ScottP
#592581
Martin's Sheepeater

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Could be anything - caddis emerger, stonefly, spruce moth, etc. depending on size, color and how many cups of coffee consumed (2 here). Original was tied with hen hackle legs, pheasant aftershaft used here just to see; your choice.

hook - Dai Riki 280 #16
thread - MFC 8/0 sand
underbody - opalescent mylar medium
abdomen - midge tubing tan
underwing - Midge Krystal Flash pearl
wing - snowshoe rabbit foot cream
legs - aftershaft feather (in split-thread)
head - snowshoe rabbit cream (in split-thread)


mash barb, start thread at 2/3 mark; tie in tubing, wrap back to bend and return thread to tie-in

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tie in tinsel, wrap to bend and back; tie off/trim

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pull tubing tight and wrap abdomen; tie off/trim

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tie in KF; fold back

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clip a clump of snowshoe rabbit, even tips, measure (tips to bend); tie in/trim

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prep aftershaft

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since this is a smaller fly, a standard pheasant aftershaft would be too large (and I was too lazy to go looking for a smaller feather on a quail or woodcock skin) so I just used one side inserted in the clip

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moisten, stroke fibers back and wrap

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do the clip/split thread thing for the snowshoe underfur (or dub it if you prefer)

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wrap, tie off/trim, half hitch x 2, SHHAN

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By flybug.pa.
#592588
i must stop looking at your flies. i thought the only things in the nymph world were spin offs of hares ear, pheasant tail and sow bugs , really.
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By ak_powder_monkey
#592671
ScottP wrote:
ak_powder_monkey wrote:
ScottP wrote:Swanson's Bitchin' Bugger


I absoluckinfutely hate weaving chenille; next one will be yarn.
says the king of foam :cool
Fixed that (although the stuff is the aunty-thesis of foam)
is that why all my bitch creeks come out so shitty?
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By ScottP
#592674
ak_powder_monkey wrote: is that why all my bitch creeks come out so shitty?
It's why I call mine Sh.t Creeks
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